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The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985)

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A biography of the American rock band The Beach Boys, with interviews, concert footage and clips from movies and television shows they appeared in.

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A biography of the American rock band The Beach Boys, with interviews, concert footage and clips from movies and television shows they appeared in. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

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The Beach Boys - Uma Banda Americana  »

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A couple of songs in the film, "Surf's Up" and "Fire" (aka. "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow") were recorded for the famous, unreleased "SMiLE" album which was supposed to be released in the summer of 1967. See more »

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Good, But Could Have Been Better
24 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly decent documentary on probably one of the most influential bands in rock and roll. However, they do tend to gloss over most of the problems within the band. Many people know that Dennis Wilson was involved with Charles Manson but the film barely touches on that aspect. Also, it barely touches on the physical and mental abuse the Wilson brothers went through and how it affected them especially Brian and Dennis. However, listening to all those classic songs, especially those from the aborted "Smile" project, made this a good film for me.


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